Micah Parsons, Dallas Cowboys, has been one the most outstanding defensive players in football this season. He is most definitely a defensive player of the year candidate. This would be remarkable for a rookie to receive that award.
Parsons’ service to the Cowboys cannot be matched. He is the anchor of defense and provides a lot of versatility.
Clarence Hill Jr., a Cowboys writer reported that Micah Parsons said something about being the defensive player-of-the-year, but not having the stats to match T.J. Watt of the Steelers.
“I take complete pride in being the most versatile player in the NFL.”
Parsons’ take is interesting, but it isn’t necessarily correct. He does provide a lot of versatility for the Cowboys. Parsons is a great pass-rusher and can also do many other things to help the Cowboys defend.
It will be fascinating to see who wins the award. T.J. Watt is likely to win this award because he could possibly break the all-time sack record in NFL history. He currently has 21.5 sacks and, if he has just one more, he’ll break the NFL record for the most sacks in a season.
Parsons has a good chance of winning the award, but that doesn’t negate what the Cowboys rookie sensation was able to do.